Barack Obama & Batman

Lauryn Hill’s Tumblr Letter on the Music Business

Several newspapers have reported that Lauryn Hill was in trouble with the government for not filing taxes from 2005-2007. While I do not know nor care about her financial status and her tax paying habits, I found Hill’s response to the charges quite compelling. In a first public statement in years, Hill describes the control, manipulation and exploitation of the music industry and her efforts to get away from it all. Here’s the letter published on her new Tumblr account….

via Lauryn Hill’s Tumblr Letter on the Music Business | The Vigilant Citizen

“The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation”

Hello,

After more than 20 years, I’ve finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. I have struggled for a long time weighing the pros and cons of making this story public as I was reluctant to implicate the individuals who were present that day. So I’ve simply decided to leave out names and all the details that may risk my personal well being and that of those who were, like me, dragged into something they weren’t ready for….

via “The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation” | Hip Hop Is Read

Two 30-second MTV ads warn Americans what NDAA authorizes under ‘law’

MTV created two public service announcements to encourage young Americans to understand and stand for their civil rights.

The 2006 Military Commissions Act and 2012 NDAA ”legislated” dictatorial authority to declare any person a “terrorist supporter,” seize such persons, and hold them indefinitely and without rights.

The two-minute video here is Defense Secretary Panetta claiming US law allows assassinating Americans if government merely says an American is guilty of a crime. This, of course, is in Orwellian and “emperor has no clothes” obvious violation of unalienable rights and Constitutional rights….

via Two 30-second MTV ads warn Americans what NDAA authorizes under ‘law’ – Washington’s Blog

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